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This Christmas Southern Area Hospice Services reach a milestone as they celebrate 30 years of Hospice Care. 

Over six days we will tell the story of local people who have used the service throughout those 30 years.

Since 1989 the Hospice…Your Hospice… has cared for thousands of patients and their families living across the Southern Trust Area, providing specialist Palliative Care to those with life limiting conditions. 

Loretta Gallagher
Loretta Gallagher

Loretta’s Story

 My Mum Loretta Hughes / Gallagher was a strong independent lady, who was left to raise 6 children by herself.  She started her own small florist business in order to provide for the family and worked tirelessly to support us. 

Mum’s fight with cancer began in 1979 and finally after being diagnosed with bone cancer in 1989 the end of her brave battle began.  In December 1989 after being cared for at home Mum was admitted to the Hospice. At the time I’d never even realised that such a place existed.  There were two rooms available, and we count ourselves so blessed that mum could avail of all the help and support the hospice gave her and at the time her children as well. 

The palliative care to make her final days as comfortable as possible is something we will never forget...and for us her children watching our once strong, fiercely independent Mum slip slowly away from us is something that will stay with us forever.  Even recounting this story 30 years later still makes me cry. 

I can still see the kind faces of the nurses who were there for us at all hours and steered us through our first experience of losing someone to cancer.

On the 18th December 1989 Mum peacefully passed away and we immediately faced our first Christmas without her.  Although still the early days of the Hospice we felt part of their community instantly and have done since that moment… I know this instant connection with the Hospice is the case for many families in that situation.

Our family are always conscious that the Hospice rely heavily on funding… even at that early stage my mother had the insight to leave a donation to Hospice, so as others could benefit from their care.  Since then my family have continued to support the Hospice in any way we can, and we would encourage others to do so as well.

Loretta Gallagher, Lorsha Design.


 Light Up A Life

Southern Area Hospice invite you to remember your loved one this Christmas as they celebrate 30 years of Hospice Care… your light will shine down from their tree throughout the Christmas period. 

 To dedicate a Light to a Loved one this Christmas please visit 

WWW.SOUTHERNAREAHOSPICESERVICES.ORG Or text LIGHTS to 70660 to donate £10. 

By remembering your loved one’s this Christmas you will be helping the Hospice to care for someone else’s, as they look toward their next 30 years.

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